Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 16. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, Ordway Elementary students carry donations toward Helpline House on Nov. 9. Helpline House launched a special three day holiday food drive yesterday. (Tad Sooter photo)
Weather: “A major change in the weather is coming this weekend,” the National Weather Service warns. The first in a series of winter storms is predicted to arrive tonight or Saturday morning, with heavy rain and wind expected.
Sports: Bainbridge swimmers capped their season with three state titles, taking second as a team. The winter sports season begins after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Around the island:
- Call it Green Friday. A gift exchange hosted by the Bainbridge LDS church celebrates recycling and reusing. It begins this evening, when islanders can drop off lightly used items for re-gifting from 4-9 p.m. People who drop off items receive credits. They can return between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday to “shop” for other people’s re-gifted items. The church is located on Madison Avenue, next to Ordway Elementary. See full gift guidelines here.
- Northwest musician Gary Stroutsos performs improvisational flute music and Native American stories at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults. The performance coincides with a display of native art on featured at BPA through the end of the month.
- Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra presents its free fall concert from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at Island Church, 9624 Sportsman Club Road.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: A “Soup’r” new restaurant opens in the Pavilion.
The week in review:
- Harrison Medical Center announced the purchase of a Bainbridge property. The Bremerton-based hospital plans to open a 13,000-square-foot urgent and primary care clinic on the island in 2014.
- A Bainbridge man was sentenced to 44-years in prison for menacing Port Orchard officers with a firearm.
- Nearly $300,000 was stolen from a Bainbridge man’s bank account in an apparent case of identity theft.
- A hearing on a proposed new car tabs fee was held at City Hall Wednesday, but no one showed. A vote is expected Dec. 5
- An islander is interested in taking over management of the troubled Bremerton Marina.